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  • New Jersey couple charged with murder after 4-month-old baby dies in ‘timeout’

    NEW JERSEY — When their 4-month-old son wouldn’t stop crying, a New Jersey couple covered him with a comforter and went out for a smoke – only to later find that their baby had stopped breathing, prosecutors said Tuesday. William Herring, 42, and Brianna Brochhausen, 22, were living at the Hilltop Motel in Springfield Township when they allegedly killed their son, Hunter, on Valentine’s Day. They decided Hunter needed a “timeout” because he would not stop crying. They put him on […]

  • Mother of 3 has leg amputated after bite from brown recluse spider

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A West Memphis woman says a trip to a hospital for a spider bite turned into a nightmare, according to WREG. Every day Kiara Boulton puts her foot to the floor she prays for better days. She has three kids and now, after multiple surgeries, just one leg. “I don’t want to be on pain meds for the rest of my life,” Boulton said. “I’m now on dialysis because of a spider bite.” Boulton says she’s been […]

  • Police: Florida man’s murder was really elaborate suicide by balloon

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — At 71, Alan Abrahamson had started taking early morning walks, explaining he was hoping to shed the weight he gained on a recent cruise. On the morning of Jan. 25 he left his $900,000 home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for that walk, with a camera in his gated country-club community recording him at 5:53 a.m. At 6:30 a.m., the camera picked up the sound of a gunshot. Abrahamson was dead. It was assumed to […]

  • Tearful surprise greets man who walked for hours to get to work

    Car trouble didn’t stop Walter Carr from getting to his first day of work with a moving company Sunday, even if he did have to walk nearly 20 miles in the dark. No longer: Carr was rewarded with his boss’ car after making a lasting impression on his first clients. After his 2003 Nissan Altima broke down Saturday and “backup rides fell through,” Carr set out from Homewood, Ala., at midnight en route to a home in Pelham, expecting the […]

  • Model walks the runway while breastfeeding

    A model taking part in a Sports Illustrated swimwear fashion show stole the spotlight with one of the most unusual runway walks ever. Mara Martin strutted during Miami Swim Week while breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter, reports People. In a video clip, you can hear the audience cheering when they realize what’s happening. (The baby is wearing protective ear muffs.) “I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day,” wrote Martin […]

  • Woman critically injured after being stung ‘hundreds of times’ by swarm of bees

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – A California woman was critically injured after being stung “hundreds of times” by a swarm of bees in Lake Forest Monday morning, and three others – including two firefighters – were also injured, officials said. The incident occurred about 10:25 a.m. when firefighters responded to a report of a bee sting in the 23000 block of Buckland Lane, the Orange County Fire Authority tweeted. “Units arrived on scene and they found her basically completely covered with […]

  • Woman describes surviving 7 days after SUV tumbles down 200-foot cliff

    BIG SUR, Calif. – An Oregon woman who disappeared a week earlier was found alive at the bottom of an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California, where she survived in the wreckage of her SUV by using her radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby creek, authorities said Saturday. Angela Hernandez, 22, of Portland, lost control of her vehicle and plunged 200-250 feet down a cliff, leaving the Jeep partially submerged in the ocean, said John Thornburg, public information […]

  • Pennsylvania mom accused of killing infant with drug-tainted breast milk

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania mother is accused of killing her young son by feeding him breast milk containing a deadly mix of drugs. WPVI reported that Samantha Jones, 30, of New Britain Township, was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the death of her 11-week-old son. The suspect reportedly told investigators she was taking prescription methadone because of an addiction to painkillers when her child died April 2. Jones told police that she was too tired to prepare formula for the […]

  • Mom warns other parents after 3-year-old locked in washing machine

    CONIFER, Colo. — A Colorado mom posted a warning to parents after her 3-year-old daughter got locked inside a front-loading washing machine. Lindsey McIver of Conifer posted the warning on Facebook last week and it has since gone viral with over 270,000 shares. McIver said she was hesitant at first because she feared the “inevitable online mom-shaming” and was having a hard time reliving the traumatic experience. Ultimately, she decided it was more important for others to learn from the […]

  • Man pulls knife on train, threatens rider and child: ‘Your daddy will get killed’

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — A man on a New York City subway train pulled a knife on a rider and threatened the rider’s child, officials said. The 45-year-old victim confronted the knife-wielding man on board a northbound E-train when he spotted the man hitting his child on June 24, police said. He told the man to leave the child alone. “He’s my son and I can do that,” the man said after striking his toddler son, according to WPIX. […]